17 fun events in Denver this week
posted by: Amber Johnson
With the weather warming, Denver has plenty of activities to keep you busy including a free day at Denver Botanic Gardens, Jurassic Quest and Bumblebee Jamboree. See our event calendar for full listings and be sure to check-out our guide to spring break with 50+ activities.
Spring Break Geek Week at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
March 19 – 22
Gaming? Check. Superheroes? Absolutely. Sci-fi? Without a doubt. This spring break, geeks shall inherit the earth…or the FCMoD, at the very least! Experience a full week of awesome geekiness, with different themes and activities each day of the week. Embrace your inner nerd!
Learning Without Tears – Pre-K Readiness & Writing Workshop at Marriott Denver Westminster
March 22, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The award-winning Get Set for School® Pre-K curriculum uses lively music and playful activities to help young children build a solid foundation for school success. This upbeat workshop introduces a readiness curriculum full of developmentally appropriate activities that teach children about letters, body awareness, numbers, sequencing, and sharing in a fun, engaging, and informal manner.
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at York St
March 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Haute Tots Sale at Arvada Methodist Church
March 22 – 23
It’s finally here! Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail.
Jurassic Quest at Colorado Convention Center
March 22 – 24
Jurassic Quest is Americas Largest and most realistic Dinosaur Event. Our guests will walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period and The Triassic period and experience for themselves what it was like to be among living, breathing dinosaurs.
Learning Without Tears – K-5 Handwriting Workshop @ Marriott Denver Westminster
March 23, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Our comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum uses engaging multisensory techniques and research-based methods to make handwriting a natural and automatic skill for children of all ages and abilities. We use a fun hands-on approach to develop good skills and teach correct letter formation.
Bumblebee Jamboree at Denver Botanic Gardens
March 23, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
This unique musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Each family-friendly indoor concert features original and traditional songs by a different musical performer.
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Pepsi Center
March 23, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Pepsi Center!
Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Warriors at Pepsi Center
March 23,7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Mammoth are proud to be part of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment’s annual Military Appreciation series, which will honor all service members and veterans. Every branch of the armed forces will be represented as the team celebrates those who have served in the past and those who are nobly swearing in to help provide and protect our freedoms.
Pixar in Concert at Macky Auditorium
March 23, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A visually stunning, multimedia concert with montages of clips and music from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Brave & more.
Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons at Pepsi Center
March 26, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ongoing General Events
Once Upon a Playground at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
January 29 – May 26, 2019
In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.
Denver Art Museum
During – – There are several family-friendly exhibits at the DAM including Stampede: Animals in Art on view at the museum through May 19, 2019. A Walk in the Woods is still on view, which coincides with Stampede, and includes animal-themed artmaking activities and after their summer break, Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives, are back. Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection will be opening March 3, Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is also on view, and don’t miss the fun new interactive installation by local artist Nicole Banowetz, The Incubation Effect. Go to https://denverartmuseum.org/ for more information.
Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.
Got Style? Railroads & Design at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Feb 16 – Jun 10, 2019
Often leading the pack as far as what was “stylish.” railroads have echoed the fashion of their day. From rail cars to benches, dining plates to lamps passengers expected and often got the best. This small exhibit explores the how materials, production technologies and aesthetic trends all affected how the railroads we traveled on looked.
Kids Kabaret Performances at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre
Feb 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019
Our ‘Kids Kabaret’ shows are designed for children ages 3-12. We take pride in offering live theater for young children; understanding that they will wiggle and move around. Several children are incorporated into the show at each performance.
Marine Biologist for a Day at the Downtown Aquarium
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019
See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You’ll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts & lunch included.